TITLE Born With Teeth
A COLLECTION by Conrad Williams
PUBLICATION DATE October 2012
COVER ART Caniglia
PRINT RUN unsigned
A desperately sick fisherman locks horns with a formidable quarry only to discover that it is he himself who has been hooked. A bibliophile who will do anything to secure a Fine/Fine discovers terror in the volumes he covets. An old taxidermist is stalked by a mysterious figure who seems to know him better than he does himself. And in a cool, dark forest, a bird watcher’s mind unravels under the weight of childhood experience . . .
In these and other forbidding tales, award-winning writer Conrad Williams grabs you by the throat and forces you to gaze upon the threats, shocks and diseases that make up the dark matter of human existence. Born with Teeth is a coruscating collection of stories about fathers, friends, faces; books, brain damage and blood. Read it very carefully . . . it might leave you with scars.
Conrad Williams is the author of seven novels, including The Unblemished (winner of the International Horror Guild Award), and One (winner of the British Fantasy Award). He has also written four novellas including The Scalding Rooms, which beat his own Rain to the British Fantasy Award in 2008. He has around 100 short stories to his name, some of which are collected in Use Once then Destroy. His anthology of cowboy inspired stories Gutshot, published by PS in 2011 is a World Fantasy nominee fro 2012. As Nuala Deuel, he ghost-wrote Princess Spider: True Confessions of a Dominatrix, which was translated into German and Italian. He lives in Manchester with his wife, three sons and a big Maine Coon. His latest novel is Loss of Separation. Find out more at: www.conradwilliams.net